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Woodland Plastics adds low-tonnage thermoset molding machine

Woodland Plastics takes delivery of Arburg machine

Custom thermoset molder Woodland Plastics Corp. (Addison, IL) announced the recent installation of a new 88-ton Arburg Allrounder molding machine. The new machine provides injection and injection-compression molding of thermoset materials, including phenolics and bulk molding compounds.

Woodland Plastics Corp. took delivery of the 88-ton Arburg Allrounder in February, 2016.

This investment supports company growth with increased capacity in low-tonnage thermoset molding. Since its installation last month, the new machine has improved molding efficiency by lowering cycle times and reducing machine maintenance costs, says Woodland Plastics. Additionally, it provides greater processing control through a touch-screen monitor, and is connected to the company’s enterprise resource planning software to provide real-time processing and scheduling data.

The 88-ton machine is the second new molding machine that Woodland Plastics has installed within the past year; it purchased a 350-ton Allrounder thermoset molding machine in early 2015.

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